COACHING

PennDel Coaching Network wants to help pastors and ministry leaders connect with certified coaches, foster coach training and spur coaching as a best practice for emerging and progressive ministry leaders and their teams. We are committed to this end, and therefore credential holders are being provided with three free months (6 sessions) of coaching, and an additional three months of coaching with a 50% subsidy provided through the Network office. You may fill out the Coaching Application to be matched with a coach.

 

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines a coaching relationship as a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires a person to maximize their personal and professional potential. One church planter said, “I know this — I’ve planted a church without a coach, and I’ve planted a church with a coach. All I can tell you is that I’ll never plant a church without a coach again.”

COACHING TRAINING EVENT

November 4-6, 2019 // Bongiorno Conference Center

Basics of Coaching, November 4-5

This course introduces the basics of coaching. Learn distinctions between coaching and other similar helping professions. Develop the ability to listen to and effectively create action plans that address challenges/desired change. The course provides an overview of the necessary skills to become an effective coach. Attendees spend time developing the most important coaching skills.

Coaching Leaders, November 6

Those who have completed coaching basics are invited to learn to coach leaders to become better leaders. There will be additional follow up calls to complete the certification. Learn how to address common struggles and complex challenges leaders face on the path to personal and professional excellence. Develop coaching skills that help leaders lead high-performing teams. Leave with the ability to listen to and challenge senior leaders.

A headshot of Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis

Lead Pastor

Riverside Community Church

Coaching and Why I Need One

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines a coaching relationship as a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires a person to maximize their personal and professional potential. One church planter said, “I know this — I’ve planted a church without a coach, and I’ve planted a church with a coach. All I can tell you is that I’ll never plant a church without a coach again.”

 

A C.O.A.C.H. is a skilled listener who

Comes alongside
Observes carefully
Asks questions wisely
Communicates options and resources
Holds accountable (& cares for the Heart)

 

“A good coach always coaches to a leader’s potential, not his current level of performance. A good leadership coach will see the potential in you and inspire you accordingly.” Andy Stanley

Certification

For an application, contact Barb Gray at bgray@ag.org or 973.592.3411.

Level 1 AGCC – AG Certified Coach

a. General Explanation
This entry level certification is for the person who has taken initial coach training and has begun to use coaching skills. Their intent is to go on to higher coach certification. AGCC coaches are able to exhibit the ability to guide a client through an appropriate conversation model such as the hourglass or GROW conversation model.

 

b. Requirements to make application:

  • Complete an additional 15 hours (accumulated total 30 hrs.) of training by taking Unit 503 (Change, Transition, and Transformation) offered by AG Coaching, an AG district, or training from a recognized equivalent.
  • Be presently being coached by a mentor coach
  • Log 15 hours of coaching experience
  • Must be assessed
  • Fee: $80

 

c. Certificate is for one year and is renewable

Level 2 AGAC – AG Advanced Coach

a. General Explanation
This certification is for the individual who is applying at least 50-60% of the fundamentals of the coaching skills required for ICF ACC.

 

b. Requirements to make application:

  • Complete another 15 hours (accumulated total of 45 hrs) of coach training by AG Coaching, an AG district, or training from a recognized equivalent.
  • Must log 50 hours of coaching experience
  • Received 5 hours of work with a qualified mentor coach
  • Must be assessed
  • Fee: $140
  • Must submit application to AG Coaching

 

c. Certificate is for one year and is renewable

Level 3 AGPC – AG Proficient Coach

a. General Explanation
This certificate is for the individual who is applying all of the fundamental ICF competencies. While this credential is not the same as the ICF credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC), the intent is that the coach will exhibit the same level of skill competency as if they qualified for the ICF/ACC credential.

 

b. Requirements to make application:

  • Must complete another 15 hours (accumulated total of 60 hrs) of coach training by AG Coaching, an AG district or training from a recognized equivalent.
  • A minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience
  • Coach at least 8 different clients
  • Received a total of 10 hours of work with a qualified mentor coach
  • Two coach reference letters
  • Must be assessed
  • Fee: $200

c. Certificate is for one year and is renewable

International Coach Federation Credential Information

For those interested in pursuing additional coaching credentials through the most widely recognized coaching organization, we recommend the ICF. You can find out more about their costs and requirements at the ICF website at https://coachfederation.org/icf-credential/

Coaching Application

Note: the PennDel Network will pay for your first three months of coaching (6 calls). After the first three months you will have opportunity to continue with ½ of the cost being paid by PennDel for an additional 3 months.

 

You will be responsible for the other half of the cost payable to PennDel Network. After 6 months you may continue and we recommend that your church pick up all or part of the cost.

 

Coaching Application

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a typical coaching relationship?
Coaching relationships are built over time. A three month initial agreement is typical.

 

Do we have to meet in person?
No. It is common for coaching to take place in a focused distraction-free phone conversation.

 

Do coaches have to be certified or licensed?
Not necessarily, but a credentialed coach, like a credentialed minister, assures a minimum level of training, experience and standards. Coaching involves a specific set of skills and conversational models that take training and time to master.

 

How can coaching help my church?
Coaching can help your church by helping you maximize your professional leadership capacity, and helps you manage your personal life and ministry responsibilities. Coaching skills you will learn can also help you coach others who serve with you in ministry.

 

Myths About Coaching

  • It’s for the weak or struggling.
  • It’s like Counseling- counseling looks back, coaching looks forward
  • It’s like Consulting – consultants provide answers, coaches ask questions
  • It’s like Mentoring– “Mentoring is imparting to you what God has given me; coaching is drawing out of you what God has put in you.” – Dale Stoll
Find a Coach

Our certified coaches are constantly challenged to grow and improve and to advance their certifications. The goal of Penn Del Network Coaches is to produce high performance coaches to grow the Kingdom of Christ by helping local pastors and ministry leaders reach their full potential.

Lorna Albanese

International Coach Federation

ACC Level Certification

 

Lorna loves coaching people!  She is a 2014 graduate of the Professional Coach Certification Program from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA.  Her heart is to coach ministry leaders and her coaching specialties include Transition/Transformation Coaching, Conflict Coaching and Spiritual Coaching.  She is also capable of facilitating team coaching.

 

Lorna has a heart for ministry!  She is an Ordained minister with the AG and has over 25 years of local church experience in the Penn Del District.  She is currently serving as the Executive Pastor at Evangel Heights AG in Sarver PA and also serves as the Jr Bible Quiz Coordinator for Penn Del.

 

Lorna has joy for the journey!  She has been married to her husband Daniel, a cancer survivor, for 26 years and they have two grown children.

 

Contact

Email: lbalbanese@gmail.com

Dan Corfield

AG Coaching Level One Certification

 

Dan was first exposed to coaching in Canada where he is from… don’t hold that against him!

 

He was certified in 2012 through Coach Approach Ministries. He is  also certified in the DISC personality assessment tool. He received his AG Coaching certification in 2013.

 

Dan has used these tools to build vision statements find and develop core values. He believes very much, that coaching both team leaders and lay people is absolutely essential for leaders desiring to fulfill the great commission.

 

Dan has used coaching in one on one sessions, as well as teams. He was also asked to work through a difficult transition in a church in a previous district which involved profiling the church, building a candidate profile and assisting in the interview process. There is no greater moment in coaching than seeing a person find their why? What does “Why?” mean? Sign up for a coach exploration and we can find out together!

 

Contact

pastorcorfield@gmail.com

Bill Ellis

International Coach Federation

PCC Coaching Certification

 

Dr. Bill Ellis is the founding and Lead Pastor of Riverside Community Church, a multi-site church in Pittsburgh, and facilitator of the Penn-Del Coaching Network. His AGTS doctoral program focused on professional leadership coaching with an emphasis on a team coaching model to align and empower teams for their greatest contribution.

 

Bill is a PCC certified coach with International Coach Federation, he completed Asbury Seminary’s Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership, and is a certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach and Leadership Assessment Coach. Bill works with teams and leaders in strategic planning, transitional and transformational change, and maximizing one’s personal potential and fulfillment. He and his wife Teresa have two adult daughters.

 

Contact

Email: w.j.ellis@me.com

John Holt

AG Coaching Level Two Certification

 

John Holt has served in pastoral ministry for over 45 years in both urban and suburban contexts. He is a teacher of the Bible, Coach and Author.

 

As a Leadership Coach, he has a passion for equipping and developing young pastors and leaders. His gift of teaching has taken him around the world, training ministry leaders and Bible students. While reading his books, you will experience life application of Biblical truths along with cultural insights that will equip you for living out your faith amidst the tensions of daily life.

 

Currently he is serving as a part-time campus pastor for Allison Park Church in Allison Park, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge with a BA in Bible and an MA in Christian Leadership.

 

In this semi-retired season of his life, he enjoys taking mission trips, writing, camping, wood working, reading and spending time with his family. He and his wife Kathe have been married for 50+ years and live in the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area. They have three children, nine grandchildren, two granddaughters-in-law and one great granddaughter.

 

Contact

Email: jholt361@gmail.com

Nancy Miller

AG Coaching Level Two Certification

 

Nancy L. Miller is a certified coach through AG Coaching, Professional Christian Coaching Institute, and Wellcoaches. Most recently, she became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Her desire to help others continue moving forward despite unplanned life events was born out of her own experiences and led her to establish Navigate Life Coaching, LLC.

 

As a registered nurse, she served people in hospitals, homes and high school settings. As a decades long member of Morningstar Fellowship, she provided leadership or service in several of the church’s ministries and currently enjoys serving others through life coaching and grief recovery.

 

It’s Nancy’s aim to coach others in helping professions so they can live their best possible lives, discover well-being, and fulfill the greatest commandment, especially the charge to “love yourself”.  In her spare time, you’ll find Nancy biking, hiking, reading or searching for healthfully delicious recipes as part of her own self-care practices.  Traveling to the beach, the mountains and the nations brings her great joy and adventure.

 

Contact

Email: lifecoachnancymiller@outlook.com

Todd Pugh

AG Coaching Level One

 

Todd Pugh was raised in Western Pennsylvania and served in the Air Force in New Mexico. After he was discharged, he returned to WPA to serve as a lay youth minister and study through Global University. Todd is now ordained with the Assemblies of God and has pastored vocationally for 20 years. Todd is married to Tina and they have two daughters. Todd loves to learn and to teach. He also enjoys cycling, building things, and roasting coffee. Todd is uniquely equipped to journey with others as they explore how they are resourced to meet the challenges and possibilities they face.

 

Pastor at Kiski Valley Assembly of God in Leechburg, Pa.

 

Contact

Email: pt@kiskivalley.cc

Jason Tourville

AG Coaching Level One Certification

 

Jason Tourville is the lead pastor of a thriving church, Shrewsbury Assembly, since January 2013. He graduated from Valley Forge Christian College in 1995, where I was a 1st-Team All-American basketball player and later from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, with a MA in Counseling (MFT, LPC).  I have been a minister with the Assemblies of God since 1995.

 

Coaching provides a framework to assess, develop and grow key areas of life. The outside perspective and direct approach will allow you to eliminate blind spots and receive expert counsel, direction and encouragement.  Jason currently serves as a Level 1 coach, focusing on the areas of:

  • Executive/Lead Pastor Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Change & Transition
  • Turnaround Churches/Ministries
  • Breakthrough Plateaus
  • Marriage & Family Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence (EI) Coaching
  • Author Coaching

 

You can follow his leadership podcast, blog and other ministry resources at www.BreakthroughPastors.com.  He has written 3 books including Better Together, and The 5 Shifts.  He can be reached at

 

Contact

Jason@BreakthroughPastors.com

Harry Colegrove

AG Coaching Level One Certification

 

Harry has over 25 years of ministry experience (full time staff, part time staff, bi-vocational, and volunteer) and is currently the senior pastor at Harvest Family Fellowship in beautiful Liberty Pennsylvania. He has been a certified coach since 2011 and is a current member of the International Coach Federation.

 

Harry has been married to his high school sweetheart Brenda for 28 years and has 4 wonderful children ranging in age from 11th grade through grad school.  Prior to entering the ministry full time, Harry worked in the computer industry in several areas including: hardware sales, technical support, computer repair, and as an Information Systems director.  He has also taught non-credit computer classes for the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Penn State University. He keeps his hand in the computer industry by teaching computer classes part time for New Covenant Academy in Mansfield PA.

 

In his personal life he is active in the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department as the First Assistant Fire Chief and an EMT, as well as being a trustee for the Tioga County Fireman’s Association.  He is president of the local Critical Incident Stress Management team and also serves on the board of directors for Partners In Progress, a private non-profit organization that assists adults and teens with physical and intellectual disabilities. In his spare time he enjoys riding motorcycle, reading, and running.

 

Contact

Email: harrycolegrove@gmail.com

Rich Earl

AG Coaching Level Three Certification

Coachnet Certified

 

Rich Earl has recently transitioned into full time coaching after 35 years of local church ministry. He has been coaching since 2012 and currently serves as the administrator for PennDel Coaching.

 

Rich loves helping leaders move forward by helping identify leadership styles and gifts, patterns and obstacles. The focus is always on the leader himself, which is crucial to the success of any ministry.

 

Originally from Long Island, NY Rich specializes in the intense work of church revitalization. His background as a champion high school and college wrestler has helped provide the discipline, determination and work ethic necessary to be an effective pastor and coach.

 

Rich graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in Journalism. He currently leads Good Ground Coaching www.goodgroundcoaching.com and lives in Sunbury, Pa. with his wife Faith and daughter Rachel.

 

Contact

Email: rich@goodgroundcoaching.com

Mike Hammer

AG Coaching Level One Certification

 

Mike Hammer is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and currently serves as Lead Pastor at Celebration Community Church in Dillsburg, PA, a church he planted in 2006.  Mike and his wife Connie, have been married for 28 years, and are enjoying the empty nest after raising 3 daughters.

 

Mike also spent 15 years as an evangelist with the primary focus being Marriage and Family ministry.  He also developed and directs Discovery Seminars (Spiritual Healing and Growth Weekends), having surpassed 1000 participants.

 

In addition to his ministry experience, Mike served as a Captain in the Army Reserves.  On a personal note, Mike enjoys playing basketball, golfing, hunting and fishing, artistic painting, playing guitar and songwriting. A few of his favorite things (not in any particular order): just being with his family, cruising with his wife, wearing his John Deere cap, boots and a flannel shirt, a whole pot of flavored coffee, sitting by the fire, and watching the Green Bay Packers.

 

Contact

Email: pastormikehammer@gmail.com

Rita Leinheiser

AG Coaching Level Two Certification

 

Rita is a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and a Licensed Minister, having received her credential with the Assemblies of God after completing courses from Berean School of the Bible, Global University.

 

Rita has a wealth of experience helping others finding God’s purpose for their life, coaching around care giving and end of life situations, and helping women in domestic violence situations.

 

For the last 15 years she has been serving as a volunteer at Philadelphia Teen Challenge where she provides counsel, coaching and teaching for recovering drug addicts.

 

Rita is also in the process of writing a book on “Spirituality in Aging”, a subject very close to her heart and speaks monthly at churches on this topic.

 

She and her husband have been married 36 years, have a son and a daughter, a grandson and a new baby on the way.  She is an avid golfer, swimmer, reader, knitter, and quilter.  She teaches a women’s Bible study, and conducts an annual women’s retreat.

 

Contact

Email: keepshining516@hotmail.com

Aileen Price

International Coach Federation

ACC Level

 

Aileen is an author, speaker, and coach, as well as a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. In 2010, she rediscovered her passion for ministry while switching careers from healthcare and biotech to coaching.  Her motivation to become a coach came from a deep desire to walk alongside individuals seeking to enrich their lives and to take proactive steps to reach their dreams.

 

She has developed a passion to coach ministry leaders who want to grow their skills and who want to build strong teams. In addition, she coaches people with leadership potential to develop them into the leaders of tomorrow.

 

Aileen has been married nearly fifteen years to Chris. They have a toddler named Adam and a little dog named Mikey. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

 

Contact

Email: aileen.rodriguez.price@gmail.com

Website: www.aileenprice.com

Jeanette Scott

International Coach Federation

ACC Level

 

Church and Organizational Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Missions, Women in Ministry, Communication, Life Transition, Life Transformation.

 

Jeanette’s  personal mission is to live with passion for Christ, his servants, and his Great Commission. As a life and leadership coach, I have engaging conversations with people and teams to help them thrive. When Gospel-minded people thrive, Jesus’ mission thrives!

 

I’m enthusiastic about helping Christian leaders make maximum impact—and be well as they do it! I understand first hand the challenges of maintaining a healthy life rhythm. Perhaps like you, I’m familiar with ministry burnout, pressures, confusion, doubts—and the victories that make them worth pressing through. My experience also includes coaching women out of homelessness, those in recovery, and women in prison.

 

Coaching can help you get clarity, momentum, and fresh insight to reach your goals. I offer a confidential, judgment-free zone that invites God’s presence in every conversation. I would love to help you, your church, or your organization move forward in God’s unique plan for you. I’m committed to serving you and/or your team with integrity and authenticity. To learn more, visit me at: www.mthrive.org 

 

Contact

Email: jeannette@mthrive.org